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Wardrobe Essentials: The Cardigan

Today on the Prept blog we'll be sharing more on the cardigan and just why it's considered a wardrobe essential. This classic, cozy, versatile, staple item comes in a variety of styles and ways to wear it paired with a top/bottom outfit or dress/jumpsuit. We recommend having at least one style (if not more) in your wardrobe.

One with buttons or knit detail (like a cable knit) will give a more dressed up, preppy feel, while one without will give a more relaxed, yet still polished vibe

A mid - full length option (like Bridget is wearing) can elongate your silhouette and have a slimming effect, plus be a chic addition to your look!

Below we've included some tips to style and some shopping recs!

Prept Tip #1: Back to Basics

A great way to style a cardigan is with a basic pair of dark denim and a neutral camisole or halter neck bodysuit. This way, the cardigan is the focal point of your look. Pair this layered look on the top with more fitted pants for a balanced look. Dress pairing with a pointed toe heel and a clutch.

Another way to elevate the cami approach is by opting for a lace trimmed, satin camisole. To dress it down, grab your favorite street style sneakers. Below we've linked some of our favorite basics to wear under your cardigan.

Prept Tip #2: Keep It Cozy

Matching sets are all the rage and from what we've observed, they won't be going anywhere soon. In the cooler months, make these sets even more chic by throwing a cardigan over your set whether your running errands or to a workout class. With this, add your favorite pair of sunnies, athletic sneakers, and a puffer tote. Below we've linked some pieces we recommend when taking this approach.

Prept Tip #3: Out On The Town

A great way to style a cardigan if you want a cozy and warm going out look is to create a monochromatic affect. Pair a small black cardigan with a black satin cowl neck cami and faux leather leggings. If you want to add a pop to this look, go for knee high boots or the classic white boot to contrast the dark monochrome touch.

Prept Tip #4: Dress Dainty

A simple yet fun way to create a cute dainty look with your cardigan is choosing a cropped, patterned, or detailed cardigan. Pair this cardigan of your choice with straight leg denim, some heels or sneakers depending on the occasion, and a fun earring or simple pearls. Some cardigans we recommend for completing this look are linked below.

Want help selecting the cardigan styling pieces for YOU, per your body type, complexion, budget, and more? Book one of our virtual styling services and 1:1 time with a Pro that can curate looks & advice just for you in our app!

Just have styling questions? You can also chat with the Prept Team in our app / text us anytime @ 855-582-3573


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